Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Therapeutic Recreation student wins the E Co-op Pitch Competition for the first time in RLS history

Katie Aubrey headshot

Katie Aubrey pitched her Enterprise Co-op business idea, Elevate, at the Ignition Week Pitch Competition, and placed in the top rank!

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Alumnus raises funds for cancer by playing world’s longest hockey game

Terry Martin in the World's Longest Hockey Game 2021

Terry Martin (BA ’20, Recreation and Sport Business) is one of 40 hockey players who will rotate six-hour shifts in an attempt to achieve a record-breaking total of 251 consecutive hours of play.

Friday, November 27, 2020

New study examines socially conscious dating apps

Couple walking downtown in evening.

Researchers from the University of Waterloo and Bumble have partnered to study how interacting in a space that promotes justice and social equity affects dating.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Q and A with the experts: COVID-19 means we need a “winter strategy” to keep us outside and in touch

Three snowboarders walking on wintery path.

As we brace for another possible spike in COVID-19 infections this winter, Professor Troy Glover says we need a reason to bundle up and go outside.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Documentary showcases that 'Music is Life' in a dementia-care centre

Older gentleman plays guitar.

“Music is a universal language that can move us physically, emotionally, relationally in ways that other things can’t,” says Sherry Dupuis, one of the researchers involved with a new documentary on the benefits of musical engagement for those living with dementia. Music is Life premieres on World Alzheimer’s Awareness Day, September 21.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Bryan Smale honoured by Community Indicators Consortium

Bryan Smale.

Professor Bryan Smale, Director of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing, was honoured by the Community Indicators Consortium with a Hall of Heroes Leadership Award, recognizing a leader who has had significant, long-term impact on the indicators field and the improvement of community conditions and well-being. 

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Kimberly Lopez receives Emerging Scholar Award

Kimberly Lopez

Kimberly Lopez, a professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, has received the 2020 Emerging Scholar Award from the Canadian Association of Leisure Studies (CALS).

Monday, June 8, 2020

Statement from the Department Chair on Solidarity and Commitment

Dear faculty, staff and students,

The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies expresses, in no uncertain terms, its solidarity with communities around the world in protesting racism, racial injustice, and inequality. We denounce any form of violence against Black or racialized persons and their communities, including the police brutality perpetrated against them here in Canada and abroad. We recognize that such violence inflicts physical, psychological, and emotional damage and trauma, often with lethal consequences.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Statement from the Dean on anti-Black racism

The events of the last two weeks have brought to the foreground issues of racism against Black people in a way that we don’t always see. As a Faculty, we have begun to reflect on our own actions, inactions and systemic biases. We acknowledge that we come up short and that we desire to do better. In Applied Health Sciences, we are committed to recognizing and respecting lived experiences and we continue to work toward a world where equity, diversity and inclusion are the norm. Our Faculty prides itself for being ‘people people,’ and we take this commitment to heart.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Q and A with the experts: neighbouring in the time of COVID-19

Troy Glover

Before the pandemic, when we occupied the same physical space as others, we paid little attention to them. Now, under the current circumstances, we’re more attentive to each other — we’re actually less socially distant while being more physically distant.

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